MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military says that a new airstrike in Somalia has killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group, and was a vehicle to perform blasting in the vicinity of the capital.
The declaration of the U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike on Wednesday evening about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Mogadishu, to prevent the bomb being used against the residents of the capital.
Al-Shabab was blamed for the huge truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed 512 people.
The U.S. has carried out 35 drone strikes in Somalia this year against al-Shabab and a small but growing presence of Islamic State group-linked fighters.
The Trumpet administration early this year approved extensive military operations in the Horn of Africa nation.
The new U.S. statement said they are reviewing that there are no civilians were killed in the attack.